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December 2020





 



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SD Beef launches “Holiday Beef Campaign



SDSU researchers study soil biology with cotton strip test



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  Stressful times can spur change on the ranch

 

Warm/dry weather pattern to continue in December



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High quality seed aids in pollinator plot establishment



SD Soil & Water Conservation Society meeting goes virtual




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Pandemic spurs home baking and wheat food consumption



Cold conditions can suppress calf resistance to pneumonia
 


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Wheat farmers promote home baking for the holidays


Virtual discussion on Soil Salinity slated for Dec 9

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Team Beef SD now taking registrations for 2021 season

 
Management of beef herd in mid-to-late gestation

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SD State Fair unveils plans for new Livestock Complex
 

Positive coaching of ag employees boosts job retention





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  Harvest videos for foreign customers feature SD farmers
 


SD Animal Diagnostic Lab aids in student COVID testing
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  US Wheat exports outpacing sales in previous years


Rancher survey on patch burn & winter grazing
 
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  Holiday Roast promotion “Believe in the Magic of Beef”



SDSU research confirms soil health value of cover crops
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  Soybean oil & protein impacted by 2020 climate conditions



Calving webinar to evaluate marketing strategies

 

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 SD No-till website to feature virtual learning




Research confirms the value of bedding in feedlots

 

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2021 SD Soil Health Conference moves virtual in January
 


 Vaccination recommendations for breeding heifers


 

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 Look for yield and quality traits in next year’s seed selections



Warm & dry pattern predicted to extend into January


 
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 Wheat video online views nearing 3 million wathes


SDSU 2021 Crop Hour webinars to begin January 5th
 
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 Last minute ideas for BEEF over the holiday season

 
Soybean input costs rise, impacting farmer profitability

 

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 Conservation accomplishments in 2020 abound across SD


Native Plant Initiative researches rejuvenating prairie grasses


 

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 SD Ag Departments aids in Capitol Christmas Tree selection


Livestock facility repair protocols for PQA+ Assessments


 
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Soybean checkoff study reveals positive return on investment



Newborn calf care in freezing conditions
 
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 SD State Conservationist Zimprich looks back on 40 year career


SDSU Extension to host “Crop Hour” January-March


 

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SD Beef producers say “thank you” to SD hospital workers




Land seekers webinar set for beginning farmers/ranchers
 

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 Farm/ranch goal setting key to successful management



SDSU Extension to conduct rural stress survey

 

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Consider blend of species when planting new hay fields




Dairy winter workshop series moves on-line in January
 

 


 


 

 

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